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Cold Water Algae

    …especially in the spring and summer when the water gets warm. Snails camouflage into the rocks gravel and plants in their surroundings. Though it can be frustrating when they go incognito do not worry. They will still be working hard eating algae and keeping your pond clean. If you really need…
    As the seasons change so do your fish's feeding habits. Koi goldfish and other species are cold blooded and take cues from the water temperature. At pond temperatures of 50°F and above your fish will be active and ready for their summer diet. When temperatures are lower your finned friends will…
    …be used even when water temps are too cold for beneficial bacteria products. Pond Dye does more than color your water and add to your landscape's aesthetic; it also shades it from sunlight which can kick-start algae blooms as the mercury rises. * PondClear and MuckAway: When water temperatures rise…
    …into the water and may cause algae and water clarity issues. Here is a step-by-step approach on how to perform a spring clean-out. We recommend performing a spring clean-out once a year. A spring clean-out is designed to give your pond a fresh start which will translate into clearer water and happy…
    …* Algae Control: Fish waste and other organic material acts like a fertilizer for vegetation in your pond. Add in some sun and the algae blooms will begin. Because algae and plants are using the nutrients adding desired plants to your water garden will reduce what is available for algae. Plants…
    …Shifts: For cooler water wheat germ based diets like Spring & Fall Fish Food are the best bet. It's packed with easily digestible plant matter and lower protein level. Feed when water temperatures are between 40-50°F to transition them in and out of cold weather. When water temperatures are…
    …accumulate and lead to algae growth. Regularly using a beneficial bacteria such as FeatureClear will be an essential part of keeping your water clean. Beneficial bacteria gobble up fine organic debris that discolors your water or feeds string algae. Proactively managing your water feature will help…
    …ground water which keeps the pond full. As the freshwater flows into the lake or pond from the underground aquifer the water does move somewhat. But it doesn't keep it agitated enough to naturally aerate it and maintain good water quality. Have you ever swam in your pond and felt very cold water at…
    …wattages can be used in larger ponds. Most de-icers are thermostatically controlled to turn on when the water temperatures are around 35 degrees to help cut down on energy costs however cold water takes a long time to warm up leaving your de-icer running more often than it needs to. Plugging your…
    …the leap from water to dry land. Survive and Thrive When they're young bullfrog tadpoles are herbivores that love to nibble on the string algae that forms along your rocks and under plants. Though they have been observed eating frog eggs (gasp!) and other newly hatched tadpoles the algae should keep…
    …your aeration system is not sized correctly you could risk reducing the oxygen levels and building up toxic gas in the water resulting in an increased chance of fish kills algae blooms and thick pond muck - not something you want in your pond. We offer aeration options for ponds of all sizes and…